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Bookert's opponent isn't certified for municipal election

Only contested race is for CPW commissioner

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

There won’t be any uncontested elections for Greer City Council. That means Mayor Rick Danner, councilmen Jay Arrowood (District 1) and Wryley Bettis (District 5) and councilwoman Kimberly Bookert (District 3) will be the only names on the ballots.

The lone contested race is for Commission for Public Works with incumbent Perry Williams challenged by Jerry Balding. The city election is July 24.

Bookert smiled as City Administrator Ed Driggers reported tonight that the State Ethics Commission did not certify Lindsey’s candidacy (her opponent) because he failed to file his financial report by the April 20 filing deadline.

“I’m very discouraged being left off the ballot but it’s my mistake,” Lindsey said.

Bookert didn’t accept the decision as final. “We’ll see. It’s not over yet,” she said.

Candidates can run as write-ins for the City of Greer’s municipal election.

The election was originally scheduled for Nov. 8, 2011, but was postponed by the Department of Justice at the request of Greer City Council while the city conducted its redistricting process. The South Carolina primary is June 12.

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